August 2018


Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala. The second annual HP Awards will be held in Houston, Texas, to recognize innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Background. The first HP Awards event was held in 2017 following Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in Vienna, Austria. Readers of Hydrocarbon Processing understand that the publication’s primary goal is to educate HPI personnel in how to optimize their work, and to guide the downstream processing industry toward safer, more reliable and more efficient operations. This has been the publication’s guiding principle for more than 96 yr, and will continue to be in the future.

The reason Hydrocarbon Processing can provide in-depth and insightful technical know-how is because of you the reader. More than 65% of the material in each month’s issue is provided by industry professionals from around the world. The knowledge contained in the pages of Hydrocarbon Processing is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of the global downstream processing industries, and our organization feels that these individuals, groups and/or companies should be rewarded for their tireless work to make the world a better place.

The finalists. This year, the Editors of Hydrocarbon Processing received more than 80 abstract nominations from companies around the world for award consideration. An outside advisory board of industry professionals voted on the abstracts. Most of this voting bloc consisted of operating firms and major engineering and construction companies.

The awards cover 12 key categories in the HPI, including 10 technical categories and two personnel categories. A list of all nominees and a summary of each product/technology can be found on pg. 51. The winners will be announced at the August 30 evening event. To learn the results in real time, follow any of Hydrocarbon Processing’s social media feeds. Follow us on Facebook (@HydrocarbonProc), LinkedIn (@Hydrocarbon Processing) and Twitter (@HydrocarbonProc) using #HPAwards for live updates, winners and highlights from the 2018 HP Awards.

The following categories will be featured during the event:

  • Best Digitalization Technology
  • Best Analyzer Technology
  • Best Asset Integrity Technology
  • Best Automation Technology
  • Best Catalyst Technology
  • Best Gas Processing Technology
  • Best Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Implementation
  • Best Instrument Technology
  • Best Modeling Technology
  • Best Refining Technology
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Most Promising Engineer.

Hydrocarbon Processing wishes to congratulate all the finalists for this year’s awards. Your commitment to revolutionizing the downstream industry with cutting-edge technologies and innovative ideas will continue to inspire your peers and the next generation of leaders. HP

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